What’s happening in the Mid-Hudson Valley: Sept. 10, 2022 – The Daily Freeman

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• The  Kingston Bridge the Gap Festival at Kingston Plaza features rides, games, food and entertainment continues through Sunday, Sept. 11. The event is sponsored by Crazy Over Art On Tour, Bridge the Gap on Gun Violence, the SEIU 1199 Union and Stop the Violence. Festival hours are Friday 3-10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 10 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled for Sunday night.
• Jazz act The Jerome Jennings Trio will perform at Maverick Concerts at 120 Maverick Road, Saturday, Sept. 10, at 8 p.m. The group features Juilliard Jazz orchestra program director Jerome Jennings on drums, Tadataka Unno, on piano, Elias Bailey, on bass accompanied by Laurin Talese on vocals. Student tickets are $10, Indoor tickets are $45, tier 1; $27.50, tier 2; and $24 tier 3 and outdoor tickets (uncovered benches) are $20.
• Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main St., Hurley, will host a Craft Fair on Saturday, Sept. 10, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Vendor space is $35 indoors and $30 outside. Call (845) 532-2995 to reserve a space or for more information.
• The Wiltwyck Quilters Guild will meet Saturday, Sept. 10, at Grace Community Church, 160 Seremma Court, Lake Katrine. Social time is 9:30 a.m., with the meeting starting at 10 a.m. New members will be welcomed as the guild begins its year with discussion of community service projects, show and tell, and Quilt Show preparations. Visit www.wiltwyckquilters.org for more information.
• Pianist Roman Rabinovich performs “The Mystical World of Cesar Frank The Complete Music For Piano” chamber music concert at Maverick Concerts at 120 Maverick Road, Woodstock, Sunday, Sept. 11, from 4-6 p.m. Student tickets are $10. Indoor tickets are $45, tier 1; $27.50, tier 2; and $24 tier 3 and outdoor tickets (uncovered benches) are $20.
• The Hurley Library presents “Samuel Clemens: Tales of Mark Twain,” a two-act play that tells the story of the iconic author on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main St., Hurley. The 100-minute play, featuring actor Joe Baer as Samuel Clemons, traces nearly eight decades of the famed author and lecturer’s life. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased online at www.hurleylibrary.org, by calling (845) 338-2092, or by stopping at the library at 48 Main St. Hurley. For more information visit, www.BaerhandsTheater.com.
• Folk musician John Gorka will perform as part of the Flying Cat Music Series on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at Phoenicia United Methodist Church, 29 Church St., Phoenicia. Admission is $23 in advance and $25 (cash only) at the door. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a mask is required except in the designated seating area. Visit flyingcatmusic.org for more information.
• Historic Red Hook will present its second annual Cemetery Crawl. The event is both a seasonal Scavenger Hunt and a year-round, self-guided tour of six Red Hook cemeteries that offers highlights of the lives of interesting individuals and their memorials. All participants need is a smartphone and some good weather. Historic Red Hook will have a booth on Hardscrabble Day, on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the village of Red Hook, where it will officially launch the event. The Crawl will conclude with an award ceremony on Oct. 30th at the Elmendorph Inn at 1 p.m. Visit www.historicredhook.org/cemeterycrawl for more information.
• The St. Remy Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners will have its monthly meeting Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Remy Firehouse, Station No. 1 on Main Street in St. Remy.
• The St. Remy Fire Department at 564 Main St., St. Remy will host a Brooks BBQ take-out dinner fundraiser Saturday, Nov. 12, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Dinners include a half chicken, baked beans, cole slaw, cornbread and dessert. Tickets are $15 per dinner in advance and $16 at the door. Anyone wanting to pre-order should call (845) 853-8559 and leave a message with their name and number and the call will be returned.
• The Gardiner Library, 133 Farmer’s Turnpike in Gardiner, will present a monthly community writing workshop with Gracie Bialecki starting Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn how to start writing creatively and how to develop a writing practice. Explore different avenues for inspiration via reading and discussion of outside texts, writing prompts, and reading aloud. The goal of the course is to encourage artistic exploration and writing in any form, so the classroom environment will be welcoming, supportive, and consistently respectful. The workshop is scheduled to meet the second Tuesday of every month except in October when it will meet the third Tuesday of the month, Oct. 18. For more information and registration (required for each month), visit www.gardinerlibrary.org.
• The Kingston Interfaith Council will host a benefit concert for Ukraine on Sunday, Sept. 11, at St. John’s Episcopal Church 207 Albany Ave., Kingston. The event kicks off with Ukrainian arts and crafts fair at 3 p.m., followed by a concert featuring Ukrainian and local music at 4 p.m. A $20 donation is suggested, but any and all donations are welcome. All proceeds go to Voices of Children, which gives psychological support to the children of Ukraine.
• Rosendale Theatre, 408 Main St., Rosendale, will show the documentary film “Hallelujah: Leonard Cohen, A Journey, A Song,” on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 7:30 p.m. The film explores Cohen’s life and work, focusing on the creation of his best-known composition, which took nearly seven years to complete and was initially rejected by the record company. Tickets are $10, $6 for members. Masks must be worn inside the theatre unless you are at your seat eating or drinking. Visit rosendaletheatre.org or call (845) 658-8989 for more information.
• The Mountain Top Historical Society, 5132 state Route 23A, Haines Falls, will have its annual Postcard Show on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at its Ulster and Delaware Train Station. John Duda and others will be there to share their latest acquisitions with a focus on the Catskills and the Mountain Top area. Admission is $3. Vist mths.org for more information.
• Bike Friendly Kingston will host monthly evening “Slow Rides” on the first Thursday of each month through October. The guided rides, ranging from five to 20 miles, depart from the YMCA of Kingston and Ulster’s parking lot at 507 Broadway at 6 p.m. The dates are Sept. 9 and Oct. 6. Email eflynn@kingston-ny.gov. for more information.
• Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main St., Hurley, will have a chicken barbecue on Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 4 to 6 p.m. Brooks’ House of Bar-B-Q in Oneonta will prepare the chicken. The cost is $14 and includes half a chicken, coleslaw, a baked potato, a dinner roll and dessert. Orders can be drive up or take out. All proceeds benefit the church. Call (845) 331-4121 to reserve an order.
• Poet Cheryl A. Rice and Century House Historical Society in Rosendale will host the poetry-writing workshop “Random Writing: For New & Used Poets” Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Rice is active in Calling All Poets, the Poetry Society of Woodstock and Hudson Valley Writers Guild. The four-element workshop looks at inspiration, wordplay, text play and peer response. Admission is $50 and benefits the historical society. Space is limited. For more information and to register, email Rice at dorothyy62@yahoo.com.
•  The Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Catskill Flyer scenic train rides have returned to the rails of the old Ulster and Delaware Railroad. The rides take place Saturdays through Sept. 17. Trains depart from the railroad’s Westbrook Lane station near the Hannaford Supermarket at Kingston Plaza in Kingston at 11 a.m. 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for an approximately one-hour ride. Tickets are $16, adults; $10 children (ages 2-12); $15, senior, military and veterans: and free for toddlers 2 and under on lap. Visit catskillmountainrailroad.com/.
• Catskill Mountain Railroad’s Ice Cream Sundays train rides take place Sundays through Sept. 18. Trains depart from the railroad’s Westbrook Lane Station in Kingston near the Hannaford Supermarket in Kingston Plaza at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. for an approximately one-hour ride. Tickets are $20 for adults; $14 for children (ages 2-12); $19 for seniors, active military personnel, and veterans; and free for toddlers 2 and under on lap. Visit catskillmountainrailroad.com.
• The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Catskills at 320 Sawkill Road in the town of Ulster presents its Encanto Festival on Sunday, Sept. 18, from noon to 2 p.m. This multigenerational outdoor event celebrates the Disney movie “Encanto” while exploring the meaningful messages from the Madrigal family. A pizza lunch will be served. Donations are gratefully accepted, but are not required. For more information, send an email to re@uucatskils.org.
• Woodstock School of Arts Board president Staats Fasoldt curates the Olive Free Library’s latest art exhibition “Hudson Valley Watercolors” opening Sept. 24 to Nov. 5. The show features the works of 24 Hudson Valley artists. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Sept. 24, from 3 p.m. The Olive Free Library is located at 4033 state Route 28A, West Shokan, N.Y. For more information call (845).657-2482 or visit olivefreelibrary.org.
• The Good Work Institute is hosting “Resisting Erasure,” an exhibition featuring Poughkeepsie-based artist Shirley Parker-Benjamin and photographer Onaje Benjamin through Oct. 8. Featured events include a closing event on Oct. 8 and chances to engage with the work on the second Saturday of each month. The Good Work Institute Greenhouse is located at, 65 St. James Street, Kingston. For more information  visit  https://goodworkinstitute.org/resisting-erasure/
• The Huntington’s Disease Society of America’s Northeast Region will hold the Hudson Valley Team Hope Walk on Sunday, Oct. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Walkway Over The Hudson. For more information visit https://northeast.hdsa.org/events/hudson-valley-team-hope-walk/
• Soup sales will take place at the Rhinecliff Firehouse, 17 Shtazell Ave., Rhinecliff, on the third Thursday of the month — Oct. 20, Nov. 17 and Dec. 15 — from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Soup will be sold by the quart for $10 per quart. Only take-out orders will be available. Soup can be picked up at the firehouse side window on Orchard Street. The sales are sponsored by the Rhinebeck Grange. Send an email to JoBaer2@gmail.com to preorder online and to be emailed the soup choices.
• The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase arrives at Bearsville Center, 277-297 Tinker St., Woodstock, from Oct. 21-23. View fine, contemporary, handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments, exhibited by their creators in an intimate gathering of stringed-instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados and enjoy continuous live music, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day of the event in The Bearsville Theater Lounge. Additional seminars, workshops and concerts by separate admission. General Admission is $25 per day. A three-day pass is $60.
• People’s Place, in partnership with Institute for Animal Happiness, has brought back the Happy Cart to the parking lot at 17 St. James St., Kingston every Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. The Happy Cart offers plant-based food to our community to taste and is free. happyvegancart.org.
•  People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center’s monthly Evening Of Holistic Health collaboration with the Holistic Health Community continues. The first Wednesday evening of each month from 3 to 7 p.m. at 775 Broadway, Kingston. https://peoplesplacewec.simplybook.me/v2/.
•  People’s Place Wellness Empowerment Center offers free weekly workshops, featuring wellness classes, health screenings, nutritional guidance, alternative health modalities, and financial education. 775 Broadway, Kingston. For more information and to register for workshops, visit www.peoplesplace.org/wellness-empowerment-center/  or call (845) 338-4030.
•  People’s Place Food Pantry is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and on Wednesday evenings from 5 to 7 p.m. at 17 St. James St., Kingston. Donations of fresh and shelf-stable foods are being accepted. Call (845) 338-4030.
• People’s Place Bounty Table, located just outside the doors, offers free produce, breads, baked goods, dairy items and proteins. The items change daily and are first-come, first-serve during business hours, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call (845) 338-4030 for additional information.
• The Hurley Heritage Society Museum at 52 Main St., Hurley, has opened for the season. View the ongoing exhibit “Winslow Homer in Hurley — an Artist’s View.” featuring reproductions of the paintings and illustrations Homer created during his visits to Hurley between 1870 and 1875. The exhibition features five new paintings this year. Museum hours are Saturdays and Sundays, from 1 to 4 p.m.
• Thomas Cole National Historic Site’s exhibition “Thomas Cole’s Studio: Memory and Inspiration” is set to run through Oct. 20, 2022, at the site, 218 Spring St., Catskill. The exhibition examines the famed Hudson River School artist’s final years before his death in February 1848. For more information and exhibit hours, visit www.thomascole.org/visit.
• The Hudson Wednesday Market returns to the 7th Street Park on Warren Street, Hudson, each Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. through Oct. 26. The grassroots farmers market features a diverse group of vendors. Local artisans interested in selling and showcasing their crafts can email upstreetmarket@gmail.com. Visit upstreetmarket.wixsite.com/hudsonwedmarket/
•  The Rhinebeck Farmers Market has opened for the season in the municipal parking lot at 61 E. Market St., Rhinebeck. The market will take place every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with the exception of Dec. 4, through Dec. 18. Visit rhinebeckfarmersmarket.com for more information.
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